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The subject didn't come up in this week's first encounter between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but the nation of Syria is turning to rubble.

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Jordanian airstrikes hammered ISIS targets in Syria today. The strikes are in retaliation for the murder of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State jihadists.

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Jordanian airstrikes hammered ISIS targets in Syria today. The strikes are in retaliation for the murder of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State jihadists.

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As the manhunt for suspected killers continues, France is assessing the consequences of yesterday’s slaughter of satirical writers and cartoonists.

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As the manhunt for suspected killers continues, France is assessing the consequences of yesterday’s slaughter of satirical writers and cartoonists.

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